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Blackpool Dance Festival Kicks Off Today

21st May 2015

Blackpool Dance Festival Kicks Off Today
The world's biggest ballroom dance competition has returned to the Empress Ballroom at the Victorian Winter Gardens in Blackpool once again this year to bring nine days filled with spectacular dance routines and professional dancers from across the globe. What can you expect from the May Blackpool Dance Festival 2015 this week?

If the event is to be as popular as last year, around 3,000 dance couples from around 60 countries will be putting the final touches to their routines for the competition. The festival is the most important dance event for the British Open Championships for Adult Amateur and Professional couples

Today, the first dancers will take to the floor and compete in their category against the world's best. The first rounds with all be for professional ballroom with the tango, Viennese waltz, foxtrot and quickstep dominating the dance floor.

In the days to follow, professional Latin will include the Rumba, Cha Cha, Jive, samba and Paso Doble, will dominate the floor alongside amateur and youth categories.

As we all know from BBC Strictly Come Dancing, professional ballroom is a glamorous and prestigious dance style with extravagant dresses, sophisticated suits, thousands of sequins, perfectly styled hair and quite possibly a touch up with a little fake tan. And you can expected nothing less in Blackpool this week.

If you would like to experience the glitz and glamour for yourself, why not make a start by joining a ballroom dance class near you?

Search for a dance class in your are with the class finder on Dance Near You and you may find yourself holding the trophy one day.
Source: Dance Near You